Down Hall Hotel & Spa

Luxury & established hotel in Hatfield Heath

Down Hall Hotel is one of England’s most established country house hotels. Located in Hatfield Heath, near Bishop’s Stortford on the Hertfordshire and Essex border, Down Hall is 45 minutes from central London and also ideally located near Stansted Airport.

Relax the body, soothe the soul and lift the spirit during your stay at Down Hall in our new, luxury Eden Spa. Dating back to 1322, this impressive Italianate mansion is a historic setting. The hotel’s luxury interiors, ornate ceilings and abundance of natural daylight make for an experience like no other.

Take time to wander the 110 acres of surrounding woodland, parkland and landscaped gardens or sample traditional English Afternoon Tea in our historic lounge or Ibbetson’s tearoom. Why not enjoy a leisurely dinner in The Grill Room restaurant, serving modern English cooking prepared with fresh ingredients from our own vegetable garden?

Luxury hotel rooms

From secluded romantic breaks in one of our luxury hotel rooms or a venue for your team building event or wedding, Down Hall can meet your needs. The 98 bedrooms are all individually designed to reflect the grandeur, elegance and character of this historic property. The Classic and Executive bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, whilst Feature Rooms benefit from luxurious pencil beds and views towards the landscaped gardens.

All rooms are equipped with complimentary tea & coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board and a laptop sized safe. All bedrooms and public areas benefit from complimentary WiFi. Down Hall Hotel & Spa is a family friendly hotel and welcomes children of all ages. Please discuss your individual requirements at the time of booking.

Dining out 

Down Hall offers a wide range of dining experiences. Enjoy a leisurely dinner at our The Grill Room restaurant, which serves exciting dishes from a modern English menu prepared with ingredients sourced from our own vegetable garden.

The seasonally changing Grill Room menu and Sunday lunch menu have guests returning to the restaurant time and time again. Traditional English afternoon tea can be taken in the Lounge or Ibbetson’s Tea Lounge, during summer months Down Hall can also prepare a delicious picnic for you to take in our stunning grounds.

Down Hall caters for private and fine dining events, big and small. With 18 ornate suites, your party will enjoy the ambience in our historic rooms whilst our team of expert chefs create the perfect menu for your special occasion.

We have experience hosting a wide range of events including Christenings, Birthday celebrations and Christmas and Summer parties.


Down Hall's brand new treatment rooms are made up of three single rooms and one double room for couple treatments. Down Hall has chosen ESPA natural skin and spa products for luxury facials and body treatments whilst Jessica Nails will be used for manicures and pedicures; a world leading brand of nail polish and nail care products. MII cosmetics will be used for makeovers and special occasions make up.

At Eden Spa we offer a huge range of luxury ESPA body treatments, massages and facials, Jessica manicures and pedicures, waxing and treatments for men.

Please note, the use of Eden Spa is not complimentary. Spa use and treatments must be pre-booked before arrival.


Dating back to 1322, Down Hall has a wonderful array of rooms and suites to host the most intimate of ceremonies, luxury wedding breakfasts and stunning receptions, most with panoramic views over our beautiful gardens.

The Chef and his team have created the most delicious menus for your special occasion, using the freshest and finest ingredients either from our own vegetable garden or locally sourced produce, complimented by outstanding personal service from our staff.

Wedding Co-ordinators will guide you through your arrangements from the very first time you contact us, to the moment you take your vows. Every detail is taken care of and they come equipped with lists of recommended suppliers, creative ideas and years of valuable experience to help make your wedding day everything you could have ever dreamed of and more.

Our different wedding reception rooms can cater for parties of different sizes, with our largest room holding 190 guests and our smallest 32. Large windows provide a dramatic outlook onto our landscaped Hertfordshire gardens, creating the perfect backdrop for live music performances and dancing, following your first dinner with your friends and family as a married couple.

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    • 4 Star & 5 Star
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Family Rooms
    • Fitness Centre
    • Spa Facilities
    • Room Service
    • Double Beds